Nadun is a traditional festival of the Sanchuan Mangghuer (Tu) people. During this annual period, Mangghuer dance and perform to thank their deities for the harvest. About 40,000 Mangghuer from 70 villages perform Nadun on a village by village basis during a 63-day period from the seventh to ninth lunar months. The length of this festival, large number of participants, and exceptional mask performances make this festival unique. Nadun is held in southern Minhe Hui and Tu Autonomous County,... Topics: nadun, Mangghuer, Minhe, Sanchuan, Guanting, Sanchuan Development Association, Monguor, Tu
This brochure introduces the Sanchuan Development Association, based in Minhe Hui and Tu Autonomous County, Haidong Region, Qinghai Province, PR China. One of the first officially registered local NGOs in Qinghai, this group of dedicated volunteers works closely with local people doing projects that greatly improve their quality of life. Topics: SDA, Sanchuan Development Association, local NGOs in China, Qinghai, Mangghuer, Monguor, Tu, Haidong
Stuart, Kevin and Hu Jun. 1993. That All May Prosper: The Monguor Nadun of the Guanting Region. ANTHROPOS 88, 15-27. (Published electronically with the kind permission of the Anthropos Institute.) Abstract: Religion and an agricultural economy combine to create a belief that NADUN, a village-level festival in the Guanting/Sanchuan Monguor Region, is important to ensure a good harvest and safety to man and animals. This is a detailed study of this festival; origin, organization, schedule, and... Topics: nadun, Mangghuer, Monguor, Tu, Minhe, Sanchuan, Guanting, Qinghai, Asian folk culture and religion
Nadun is held annually and jointly by Mangghuer (Tu) people in Taikeng and Zhaojia villages, Zhaomuchuan Area, Guanting Town, Minhe Hui and Mangghuer (Tu) Autonomous County, Haidong Region, Qinghai Province, PR China. This nadun was filmed by Wen Xiangcheng 7 September 2007 in Taikeng Village. More about the Mangghuer nadun is available in Kevin Stuart and Hu Jun. 1993. ‘That All May Prosper’: The Monguor Nadun of the Guanting/Sanchuan Region. Anthropos. 88: 15-27. Cast: Taikeng and Zhaojia... Topic: Guanting, Sanchuan, Koknor, Mongolian, Qinghai, nadun, Mangghuer, Tu, Monguor, nadam, Mongol,...
CONCERN FOR THE GRASSROOTS Sanchuan Development Association (SDA), a distinguished NGO in Qinghai, has been committed to assisting impoverished communities in eastern Qinghai over a fifteen year period. During this period, nine foreign embassies, nine ten international foundations, and many international friends have assisted in implementing more than 160 projects with total value of about seventeen million RMB. These projects have benefitted more than 200,000 people. Project work is the... Topics: Sanchuan Development Association, SDA, Minhe County, Haidong Region, Mangghuer, Tu, Monguor